The Festival brings the world to Auckland
Every year we stage over 180 public events, gathering together 200 of the world’s best writers and thinkers with over 28,000 Festival goers and up to 6,000 young people to celebrate the world of books and ideas.
For the past 18 years the Festival has enriched the culture of our city and established itself as a major Australasian festival, characterised not only by the calibre of our guest authors but also by the enthusiasm and engagement of our audience and the warmth and welcome provided by Auckland as our setting.
NIGELLA: IN CONVERSATIONWednesday 7 February, Aotea Centre, 7:00pm. Join English food writer and journalist Nigella Lawson in this exclusive Auckland event proudly presented by Auckland Writers Festival with the support of Penguin Random House. Read more ›
2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Longlist AnnouncedForty books traversing the cultural, historic, artistic and social landscape of Aotearoa New Zealand have made the longlist for the prestigious Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, announced today. Read more ›
The Wonderful World of Walliams ARRIVES IN DECEMBERIt’s with great excitement that we announce global bestselling children’s author, David Walliams is coming to Auckland this December with his dazzling new novel, Bad Dad Read more ›